Biden rescinding the 1776 Commission doesn’t end the fight over history

Biden rescinding the 1776 Commission doesn’t end the fight over history
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[Ed. – Everything Biden does is a kneejerk (emphasis on ‘jerk’) reaction to policies Trump enacted. Is attempting to overturn each of these initiatives part of his unity plan?]

On his first day in office, President Joe Biden signed a stack of executive orders, doing everything from rescinding the Muslim travel ban to reversing the US departure from the World Health Organization to asking federal agencies to extend their moratoriums on foreclosure and eviction during the pandemic. But he also revoked one of the Trump administration’s final projects: the 1776 Commission.

The commission, an advisory committee of academics and conservative activists convened by then-President Donald Trump, issued a 41-page report on Monday, seeking to counter the 1619 Project, a New York Times initiative that explored the central role of slavery and anti-Black racism in US history.

Denouncing works that “tell America’s story solely as one of oppression and victimhood,” the 1776 Commission’s report insists that real history is history that focuses on the country’s successes, with only an occasional nod to its failures.

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